Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro became an overnight sensation after his ukulele cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube. Since then, Shimabukuro’s dazzling fingerwork, emotional sensitivity, and genre-defying arrangements—which draw inspiration from jazz, blues, funk, rock, folk, flamenco, and more—have shattered the ukulele’s traditional boundaries. His latest album, Grateful, celebrates his Hawaiian roots through heartfelt collaborations with the legendary Hawai’i-based musicians who first inspired him.